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Automotive Technology


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AMTC 100ESSENTIALS OF MECHANICS5.0 CRRE   W

Develops beginning mechanical skills and knowledge essential to successful completion of the automotive and/or diesel technology program. Includes shop safety, fasteners, measurements, cutting tools, lifting, tool usage, shop orientation, manuals (including computer retrieval systems), bearings and seals, and special emphasis on preventative/predictive maintenance. This is an introductory course for beginning students of Automotive or Diesel Technology. Course can be waived if student has completed principles of technology and auto program in high school. (was ADT 100)

Prerequisite: None


AMTC 101ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS I5.0 CRRE   F

Covers the theory of electricity from fundamentals through solid state and electrical safety. Includes solving and proving Ohm's Law, in series, parallel, and series-parallel circuits. Automotive wiring and circuits are included, as well as how to read wiring diagrams and use them to effectively diagnose an electrical malfunction, circuit tracing and wiring repair techniques. (Was ADT 101)

Prerequisite: None


AMTC 102ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS II10.0 CRRE   F

Presents brief review of the theory of electricity. Covers theory, diagnosis and repair of low voltage systems (12V), including batteries, starting systems, charging systems, instrumentation and warning devices, lighting systems, power accessories, (e.g. power windows, power seats), and computer operation and circuit analysis. Also covered are high voltage energy, distributorless, and breaker point ignition systems. (was ADT 102)

Prerequisite: AMTC 101 (was ADT 101) or instructor permission.


AMTC 104VEHICLE CLIMATE CONTROL8.0 CRRE   Sp

Covers the theory of operation, design, diagnosis and repair of both manual and automatic heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems (HVAC) used in automobiles, trucks and heavy equipment. Emphasis is on component identifications, performance testing, recovering, evacuation and recharging. Covers materials necessary to pass ASE (A7) test.

Prerequisites: AMTC 102 or instructor permission.


AMTC 111HYDRAULIC BRAKES5.0 CRRE   W

Covers the theory of hydraulics, fundamentals of manual, power, drum, and disc brake systems. This is a first-year course and may be waived with the instructor permission. (was ADT 111)

Prerequisite: None


AMTC 112ANTILOCK BRAKES AND TRACTION CONTROL3.0 CRRE   W

Presents brief review of hydraulic brakes giving complete coverage of theory, diagnosis, and how to repair antilock brakes and traction control systems. This will include scan tool diagnosis as well as functional and visual tests. (was ADT 112)

Prerequisite: AMTC 111 (was ADT 111) or instructor permission.


AMTC 121GAS ENGINES I5.0 CRRE   Sp

Provides an introductory course for the student with little or no experience with gasoline engines. Covers theory of operation, performance factors, and routine diagnosis and maintenance of spark ignition engines. This is a core course in the AMTC program and the first part of a two-part sequence in gasoline engine repair. Course can be waived with instructor permission based on experience or successful completion of high school automotive program. (was ADT 121)

Prerequisite: None


AMTC 122GAS ENGINES II10.0 CRRE   Sp

Covers all facets of the internal gasoline engine. Includes theory of operation, removing, inspecting, cleaning, measuring, machining, reassembling, reinstalling, and testing. The student will completely rebuild a gasoline engine. (was ADT 122)

Prerequisite: AMTC 121 (was ADT 121) or instructor permission.


AMTC 201FUELS AND EMISSIONS12.0 CRRE   W

Covers the theory of operation, design, diagnosis and repair of automotive fuel systems. Includes injection, storage, and delivery systems. Covers materials necessary to pass ASE (A8) certification.

Prerequisites: AMTC 102 or instructor permission.


AMTC 202AUTOMOTIVE COMPUTER SYSTEMS12.0 CRRE   Sp

Covers advanced theory, operation, diagnosis and repair of automotive fuel systems. Includes injection, storage, and delivery systems. Covers materials necessary to pass ASE (A8 and L1) certification.

Prerequisites: AMTC 201 or instructor permission.


AMTC 215SUSPENSION AND ALIGNMENT8.0 CRRE   W

Prepares the student to perform all aspects of automotive type suspension and alignment work, including powered and non-powered steering systems, inspection, diagnosis, adjustment, and repair of front and rear suspension systems, and related components such as tires and wheels. Use of four-wheel alignment equipment is an integral part of this course. (was ADT 215)

Prerequisite: None


AMTC 216AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION8.0 CRRE   F

Studies hydraulic principle of pressure and force multiplication, operation, diagnosis and repair of automotive automatic transmissions and transaxles. (was ADT 216)

Prerequisite: None


AMTC 217POWERTRAINS6.0 CRRE   F

Studies the theory of operation, diagnosis and repair of clutches, manual transmission/transaxles, drivelines, drive axles and transfer cases. Covers all of the mechanical components used to transfer power from the engine to the drive wheels - both 2 and 4 wheel drive. Automatic transmissions are not covered in this course. (was ADT 217)

Prerequisite: None


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